Whose fault is it if you buy a home with illegal buildings on it?

Hao Dong recently found out most of the structures on his property were illegal. The house, in a northern working class suburb of Melbourne, was “blessed” according to the advertisement. Key points:

  • Melbourne man purchased a home two years ago and has just learnt most of the buildings on the property are illegal
  • Whittlesea Council say the bungalow, garage and two sheds in the backyard were constructed without a permit
  • The owner now has to demolish the buildings or get permits

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